rector- Richard rendall

Richard worked as a lawyer in the City for 15 years. He then trained at Wyckliffe Hall, served as a curate on the Wirral and was then Rector of St. Mary High Ongar. He became Rector of Evenlode Vale Churches in 2004. He is married to Anita, has four sons and two grandsons. He relaxes by playing golf, riding horses and gardening.


Tel: 01451 831866

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associate minister- Stephen blake

Stephen worked for over 25 years as a doctor in the NHS before being ordained as a minister in 2010. He’s now retired from clinical practice, and divides his time between advisory work for NHS England, working as an associate minister in the Evenlode Vale Benefice, and prison Chaplaincy work. He has two grown up children and lives in Westcote with his wife Alison.

E-mail: sb@evenlodevalechurches.org

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church administrator- Kirsten Turner

Kirsten has worked in the marketing industry most of her career and in particular for technology companies. Living in the benefice for the last 18 years, she enjoys walking with her dog and running. It is also quite usual to see her chasing hot air balloons across the local countryside, with three pilots in the family. She has two grown up children and lives in Bledington with her husband, Alan.

E-mail: office@evenlodevalechurches.org

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Lydia has recently finished her gap year programme in Manchester with Youth for Christ, where she had the opportunity to share the gospel through lessons, acting and sharing testimonies. She grew up in the Cotswold countryside alongside her eight younger siblings. She enjoys playing football, going for walks and visiting new places.

Email: lh@evenlodevalechurches.org


curate- helkias mapimhidze

Helkias trained at Wycliffe Hall and was ordained in 2017. He is married to Juliette and they have several children.

E-mail: curate@evenlodevalechurches.org

Tel: 01608 658500

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youth minister - mark smallwood

Mark worked as a teacher in London before moving back home to the Cotswolds where he spent the past year working as a Teaching Assistant and doing a Ministry Training Course. He enjoys rugby, running, playing guitar and reading. 

Email: ms@evenlodevalechurches.org

Tel: 07584 561378